Theatre and Music Production Centre Varna

Drama Theatre Varna was established in 1921 by the great Bulgarian actor Stoyan Bachvarov whose name the theatre still bears with pride. State Opera Varna was founded in 1947 by the renowned Bulgarian tenor Peter Raitchev who first spread the glory of the “Bulgarian opera miracle” abroad. Born in Varna and graduated the Moscow Conservatory, Peter Raitchev builds a brilliant international career by conquering the most prestigious stages such as La Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Metropolitan Opera and many others.Drama Theatre “Stoyan Bachvarov” and State Opera Varna are united today in one cultural institute called Theatre and Music Production Centre Varna. The public may attend our performances on two stages – The Main Hall (in our principal building) and The Stage Filiale.The beautiful building of Drama Theatre “Stoyan Bachvarov” (The Main Hall),  built in the center of the city and designed by one of the most significant Bulgarian architects Nikola Lazarov, is an emblematic monument of the architecture of Varna. Not far from it, opposite the cathedral “Holy Assumption” is situated our second building with a Clock Tower - also a prominent landmark of the city.The International Music Festival “Varna Summer” (founded in 1926), the International Theatre Festival “Varna Summer” (founded in 1993),  the “Opera in the Summer Theatre” (founded in 2010), the Easter and Christmas Music Festivals, as well as the Easter and Christmas Theatre Weeks, the Theatre “Roman Baths” are just some of the important cultural traditions, unthinkable without the participation of Drama Theatre Varna and State Opera Varna.



1, Nezavisimost Square 

Phone: +359 52 665 022